Collagen Banking

Do you want to preserve your youthful looks?

Let’s delve into how you can achieve the preservation now rather than trying to reverse the signs of aging in the years to come.


Are you familiar with the term ‘collagen banking’?

This is a new phenomenon taking the aesthetics world by storm!

But, in simple terms it means maintaining your collagen supply when you are still in your prime collagen producing years, warding off signs of aging before your collagen production inevitably depletes in later years.

As the old saying goes…….“Prevention is better than cure”


Next question, what is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It provides structure and support in our skin. It keeps the skin plump and firm preventing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and skin laxity.

From the age of 25, our collagen levels deplete by 1% per year. This may not seem like a lot when you are 25, BUT by the time you reach the age of 40, your collagen supply will have depleted by 15% and the early signs of aging will have taken hold. The dreaded lines will have reared their heads and sadly skin laxity will be visible.


So, collagen banking makes sense, right?

Let me explain our go-to collagen induction treatments:


RF Microneedling

This treatment encourages the production of collagen by combining 2 technologies. The microneedling inflicts highly controlled trauma to the outermost layer of the skin, while the radio frequency energy is being delivered deeper at the same time. This ignites the natural healing processes, thus inducing collagen production in the skin.


HIFU – High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Also, known as the ‘non-surgical face lift”.

This treatment  creates heat at a deep level in the skin. The heat causes damage to the targeted cells, causing the body to try and repair them.

In order to do this, the body produces collagen to aid in the cell regrowth.


Author: Tina Morrissey for MK Aesthetics